Neutral Moresnet, a forgotten place…
On the borders of Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany, there once was this neutral territory, a co-dominion of these neighbouring countries.
Born out of discussions over the local zinc mine after the Napoleontic wars, it became irrelevant after the first world war (and the closure of the mine).
These images are from a search for remnants of this story, walking around the borders of this tiny state.
The long exposure of a pinhole camera allows time for history to seep into the images.
A forgotten story about zinc, Esperanto and border posts… and of those who remember it.